The Climate Council of Australia is warning that the 2017-18 bushfire season will be more severe and dangerous than past years as a result of climate change.. The council said the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC outlook was a smoke signal for
Mobile black spots could cost lives this fire season and Telstra is being urged to improve services in rural and regional Victoria.. Federal Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has joined forces with Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie to push the government
Benalla’s Cody Marks is set to test his skills at a statewide basketball tournament this weekend.. Marks, 11, is one of country basketball’s next generation who earned a place at the Basketball Victoria Country Jamboree, to be held in
Screening this weekend is Frantz (PG) and Lady Macbeth (MA15+).. Frantz is a probing French and German film set after World War I.. Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I.. Adrien
A local initiative aimed at reconnecting disengaged young people in Benalla may close if the state government cuts funding.. The Hang out and Catch Up Sometimes (HOCUS) youth group, which is run through Waminda Community House, have been told that
Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If
A ute hay bale lifter designed to make feeding out round bales on the farm easier is an entry in the 2017 Henty Agri-Innovators Award.. Daysdale sheep producer Peter Mills came up with the idea of adapting a lifting frame to the tilt tray of his
A Campaspe Shire community group dedicated to preserving squirrel gliders has been named as a state finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards Program, part of the 2017 Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards.. Strathallan Family Landcare is a key contender to take
For humans, most snakebite victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year and most bites occur in or near homes.. The brown snake caused 23 of the 35 snakebite-related deaths recorded between 2000 and 2016 by the National Coronial
Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are being encouraged to apply for the new-look AgriFutures Australia 2018 Rural Women’s Award.. Formerly the Rural Industries
Winter crop production in NSW is predicted to drop by almost 50 per cent after the state suffered through a dry winter and severe frosts, the Federal Government’s agriculture forecaster has warned.. But NSW is not the only affected area, with
Making large square bales of high quality hay will get much easier in 2018 with the introduction of the model L331 and L341 large square balers from John Deere.. Both models feature several customer-requested enhancements, including a new MegaWide
One hundred Poll Dorset flock rams will be sold at the Sammon Brothers 33rd annual sale on Friday at Shepparton Regional Saleyards.. The sale will see the use of Stockscan scanning, which assesses rams at eight to 12 months of age for live weight
A new DeLaval rotary milking system will by unveiled at the Elmore Field Days next month, with the Rotary E100 system the result of a multi-million dollar development program.. DeLaval Oceania sales director Justin Thompson said the project aimed to
Hay Caps is celebrating a birthday, with the business having manufactured the local invention on a southern Riverina family’s farm for a decade.. Invented back in 2006 by Tocumwal hay producers Phil and Lynda Snowden, the product has been
A range of customers in the Shepparton Irrigation Region (SIR) are set to benefit from a new Surface Drainage Program.. The SIR falls mostly within the Goulburn Broken catchment, and covers the Murray Valley, Shepparton, Central Goulburn and
Goulburn-Murray Water has announced a maximum annual allocation of 100 per cent for all Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area customers for the 2017-18 season.. The Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area extends from Moolort in the south to Calivil
Treasurer Scott Morrison has praised the Australian banks that have announced they will not charge fees for other banks' customers to use their ATMs.
Horrified onlookers reported scenes of panic after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at a London shopping mall.
A huge crowd has gathered in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to rally against the US and President Donald Trump.
Queensland LNP leader Tim Nicholls says he has voted yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
Health Minister Greg Hunt believes a private health affordability package will be secured this year after talks with both insurers and health product providers.
The Australian share market is set for a flat open on Monday, while investors remain alert to the continuing rhetoric between North Korea and the US.
Construction has begun on the 30,000 seat Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta, which the state government is touting as a game changer for sport.
Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek says enough Senate crossbenchers are against the federal government's university package it is unlikely to pass.
All eyes were on Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle as she watched the opening ceremony of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans.
NZ First leader Winston Peters isn't giving anything away on what might come up in coalition talks with National and Labour after Saturday's election